This was one of the best books I’ve read so far this year and it’s one that I highly recommend. I loved it from beginning to end.
— Night Owl Reviews

Sidney Bell

Quick-witted hustler Ghost is no stranger to living dangerously; survival has always been the name of the game.

He’s just always gone it alone.

Now he’s got the wrong people breathing down his neck, and the only way out demands placing his trust in the unlikeliest of heroes: Duncan Rook, a gruff cop whose ethics are as solid as his body.

Cozying up to a criminal is hardly what Duncan’s reputation on the force needs—especially when that criminal is temptation personified. Ghost is Duncan’s polar opposite, and the last person he expected to fall for.

So why does every imaginable scenario for taking down their common enemy end with Ghost in his arms?


1. Rough Trade is a full-length novel of 120k words. It is the last of a trilogy--there are zero cliffhangers. While it's not necessary that you read The Woodbury Boys in order, there are multiple plot threads that carry over between books.

2. Like your romance complicated and angsty? This will be right up your alley. But be aware--Rough Trade includes scenes of graphic violence, explicit m/m sex, and sexual content that some readers may find triggering.

3. All of Carina Press's books are sold DRM-free, including Rough Trade. If you have no idea what this means, just know that it's a good thing for readers.



A phenomenal and mind blowing debut...
— Gay Book Reviews
This. Book. Is. Awesome.
— The Novel Approach
...angsty in the best way...thrilling, sexy, emotional and surprisingly funny...
— Just Love: Romance Novel Reviews
This book flat blew me away...
— Alpha Book Club

Read the full reviews these quotes come from: The Novel Approach; Night Owl Reviews; Gay Book Reviews; Just LoveAlpha Book Club

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